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Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver
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May 27, 2007

did not like it

okay, so this is my mad dash back to the bookstore at the airport book. i chose it because i liked the poisonwood bible so much. this is definitely much different, and if i would have read the inside cover reviews (calling the novel "sexually exuberant") i wouldn't have bought it. however, i'm not all the way done with it, but i've been kind of sucked into the storylines now and i can't NOT finish it. so, the jury's still out.

okay, so i just finished and i was bugged by the ending. it didn't have the kind of resolution that i wanted. overall i'm not sure if i agreed with the type of female empowerment it was trying to portray. i'm not really an outdoorsy person, per se, and seeing as to how the whole book was kind of one big commune with nature, i guess it isn't surprising that i didn't love the book.
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message 1: by Vv (new) - rated it 4 stars

Vv I think the message of interconnections in the outdoors also applies to interconnections in relationships. Not that some people are predatory, but families are delicately poised and we all need each other! *slight spoiler* I thought the ending pretty much wrapped it all up, with everybody getting kids (and goat kids!) in their lives almost too neatly, too happy, too Hollywood:

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